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Amaechi expresses shock at bandit attack on Abuja-Kaduna train

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Segun Oladipupo

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has reacted to the hoodlums attack on Abuja-Kaduna train, yesterday.

The minister , who visited the scene of the attack in company of the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadisai, said he was heartbroken.

Recall that suspected bandits attacked the Abuja -Kaduna train where about three persons were feared dead as about 16 persons hospitalized.

The whereabouts of some persons who were reportedly kidnapped during that attack are yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report.

The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has as a result of the attack, suspended operations of trains within the axis

But during his visit, Amaechi expressed displeasure over the attack but yet to make any definite pronouncement concerning the next step by the government.

Earlier in the day, President Muhammadu Buhari had a closed door meeting with service chiefs which many believed was in connection with the unfortunate incident.

On his Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, the minister said, “I am devastated, heartbroken by what I saw on a visit to the site of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack in company of the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki and the Minister for Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi.”

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